Black Entertainment : Op-ed: Disadvantaged Fathers Should Be Supported, Not Stigmatized – By Omar Epps, Malik Yoba and Emi

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  1. Liberty

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    Op-ed: Disadvantaged Fathers Should Be Supported, Not Stigmatized – By Omar Epps, Malik Yoba and Emily Abt

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    Omar Epps and Malik Yoba are fathers, actors and the Executive Producers of the documentary film “Daddy Don’t Go”. Emily Abt is a mother, filmmaker and the Director of “Daddy Don’t Go”. Their film will be released on Vimeo this Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19, 2016.

    The image of the “deadbeat dad” has been and remains pervasive but there are millions of men in America who live in defiance of this stereotype. Our film “Daddy Don’t Go” was born from these parallel and enduring realities: that
    one in three American children is fatherless but there are also countless fathers fighting to be active in their children’s lives who deserve to be seen. In an effort to better understand the obstacles these men face, we followed four disadvantaged dads –Roy, Nelson, Omar and Alex – over the course of two years as they struggled to be present fathers. The issues in the film are close to our hearts. Omar is the product of a fatherless household but now a proud father of three. Malik credits his own father with being the inspiration for his perseverance during a tough custody battle. Emily’s grandfather was excluded from her father’s life for his inability to pay child support. So we were all deeply committed to exploring the issue of fatherlessness when we began making the film three years ago, what did we learn along the way?

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    Big props to all of you!

    Also let's pray your film has its hoped for positive impact too!!

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